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Agency
Department of Labor and Industry
Board
Safety and Health Codes Board
chapter
Federal Identical General Industry Standards [16 VAC 25 ‑ 90]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Revision-Notification Requirements-Exposure Determination Provisions-Hexavalent Chromium
 
General Information
Action Summary This federal Direct Final Rule (DFR) amends paragraph (d)(4)(i) of the Chromium (VI) standards (29 CFR 1910.1026 – General Industry, 29 CFR 1915.1026 – Shipyard employment, and 29 CFR 1926.1126 – Construction). The current final rule established an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) exposure limit of 5 micrograms of Cr(VI) per cubic meter of air (5 µg/m3) for all sectors. In paragraph (d)(4)(i) of the current final rule – Exposure notification of determination results – employers are required to notify workers only of exposures that exceed the permissible exposure limit (PEL). This revision of paragraph (d)(4)(i) would now require employers to notify workers of all hexavalent chromium exposure level monitoring results, not just exposures that exceed the PEL. This change mirrors similar provisions in federal OSHA’s other substance-specific health standards including, but not limited to: • lead (29 CFR 1910.1025(d)(8)(i)); • arsenic, 29 CFR 1910.1018(e)(5)(i); • methylenedianiline (29 CFR 1910.1050(e)(7)(i)); • butadiene, 29 CFR 1910.1051(d)(7)(i)); and • methylene chloride (29 CFR 1910.1052(d)(5)(i)).
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 16 VAC 25-90 Federal Identical General Industry Standards Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  16 VAC 25 - 100 Federal Identical Shipyard Employment Standards
  16 VAC 25 - 175 Federal Identical Construction Industry Standards
Exempt from APA Yes, this chapter is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
RIS Project Yes  [002573]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5650 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/15/2010.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay Withrow  / Director, Legal Support, VPP, ORA, OPP, and OWP
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 207
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: jay.withrow@doli.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)786-9873    FAX: (804)786-8418    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.